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Nostalgia...Those Were The Days!

Updated on October 12, 2015
we were a team of four
we were a team of four | Source
dancing in the rain...bare feet
dancing in the rain...bare feet

There are times when my heart goes wild,

trying to be free;

Free to do all things so wild,

only childhood could decree;


The only girl and three brothers,

we made a team of four;

I played with them and laughed with them

but always wanted one more;


Dancing in the rain... bare feet,

and catching not the cold!

playing in the scorching heat

till Mommy came and scold;



life was fun...as fun could be!
life was fun...as fun could be!
paddling down that lonely road...
paddling down that lonely road...
our paper boats...
our paper boats...

Walking up that lonely road

that took us up the hill;

paddling down our little bikes

and guzzling at the swill;


Crawling by on tippy toes

on pebbles in the stream;

slithering for our paper boats,

slipping without a scream;


Ding Dong Ditch with our aunt next door

hiding behind the bush;

Whenever got caught...they ran away,

giving me a push;


...and four of us got split!
...and four of us got split!
it was all gone...
it was all gone...
the child that lives in me...
the child that lives in me...

It was life at its best,

but we never knew of it;

Within no time, it was all gone

and the four of us got split;

When I look back at those merry times

my heart goes wild again;

Craving to be that child once more,

but here its me...mundane!

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      Umar 6 weeks ago

      Being one the fours .... what can i say , gone are the days but still seems like yesterday! I can close my eyes and recall every bit.

      Great poetry sis!

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      Rozina Iftikhar 20 months ago from Islamabad

      Bilaal and Seema...sorry for the late reply...I'm very busy these days... hardly get anytime for myself...and yes...i had a FUNtastic time growing up...and i love to talk about it and think about it...once again...thanks for the visit.

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      Seema Abdullah 20 months ago

      Fabulous trip down the memory lane. Beautiful work Rozina. Our childhood memories have so much in common.... and these memories never fade away.Aren't we lucky ?

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      Bilaal 20 months ago

      Sounds like you had an awesome time growing up. I think most people today have been robbed of such experiences. Lovely poem and use of words to describe a time which obviously was very dear to you.

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      Thanks for the appreciation...it means a lot to me...

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      Nasser Deen 22 months ago

      What a beautiful poem. Appropriate images make it easier to picture it in my mind. The flow the description is all so wonderful.

      Very nice great job.

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      Thanks a lot Kh...thanks for your warm appreciation.

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      Khursheed 22 months ago

      Beautiful poem so close to everyone's heart. But not everyone can put it into such lovely words.

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      Thank you dear...thats the best compliment so far...I love u...

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      Yumna wasti 22 months ago

      GOSH!..i read all your poems and they are spectacular!..this one is my favourite. I never knew you could write such amazing poems!!!!!!

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      Sam samuel 22 months ago

      This is something we've been doing in our good old days. Your poem brought it back. A lovely reminder of those days.

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      Actually...I wrote this , like my other poems....many years ago...and whenever I go through it ...its is like, merry times revisited....thanks Naeem, for generous words and liking it.

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      I'm flattered, Seema...You've caught the frequency of the note...

      Thanks beyond words for your hearty appreciation...

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      Seema 22 months ago

      Take me right back in the days!! Also gives me butterflies in my stomach and tears are rolling out. Great picture of past with words! Don't get to read such a genuine poetry very often.

      BRAVO!!

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      Muhammad Naeem 22 months ago from United Kingdom

      What you write is so close to human psychology and i am sure everyone around here who read this poem must be sinking in his/her childhood .thumbs up for your great sharing. Keep it up and let us feel the reality of true words. Stay blessed

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      Thanks for liking it, Aimen.

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      Aimen Ameen 22 months ago

      Wonderful poem of childhood memories. Beautiful pictures and beautiful description of the good old days. I loved the poem!

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      You are right, Abbas...those were really the good old days...

      thanks for dopping by, brother.

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      Thanks a lot Saima...I wish I can give my children this type of childhood...where they can play outside, not online... meet their friends and family face to face...not on facebook... I really feel so bad that they are missing so much..missing the real fun of being a child...

      Thanks again for liking it.

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      Abbas 22 months ago

      That is so true.. You always realize after that you were having a great time.. Good old days!!

      Very well said once again!!

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      Saima sajid 74 22 months ago

      Well done, very nice poem,reminding me my child hood.

      Keep it up Allah bless U:-)

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      Thank you Dana for dropping your comments. Thanks for your time and thought.

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      Dana Tate 22 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      We always have our memories to look upon fondly. Sometimes I wish life would always stay as simple and carefree as the life of a child. Sometimes it is only through the eyes of a child that you realize how beautiful and uncomplicated life really is.

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      Thank you so much, Jodah....Thanks for the appreciation.

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      John Hansen 22 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful poem of childhood nostalgia, and the images were perfect. Well done Rozina.

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      Rozina Iftikhar 22 months ago from Islamabad

      Thanks for being the first to comment...and thanks for appreciating and relating to the thought...

      Thanks indeed!

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      suraj punjabi 22 months ago from jakarta

      What a great poen. You are really gifted. Thos were the days indeed. I really miss those carefreee moments of my childhood. Wish I could get them back, alas.